Do you want to make a difference?
To a person, a community, and by extension, the world?
Do you really want to make a difference?
Studies have shown that for every 35-40 hours a student receives of personal, 1-on-1 attention, his/her grades go up by one level? Do you see that 35-40 hours is barely one work week a year?
Is changing one life with one week of yours making a difference? Does it matter enough to you? Imagine what it means--how much it will matter--to the child who receives your time...
Can you spare 5 minutes? Literally? Please see this video, by Dave Eggers, writer and editor of McSweeney's Quarterly. It will take less than 5 minutes, I assure you. It can help you decide if making a difference, making a real difference, is within your reach.
I'll save you some suspense: It is.
If you want to.
And Let's be honest: You really do want to. Otherwise, you wouldn't have read this far...
The Jenius Has Spoken.